Film and TV

Phoenix Film Festival Spotlight: Elise Salomon's Los Wild Ones

Although the Phoenix Film Festival is a locally run event, the movies shown feature talent from all over. It was refreshing to see one film that was made by a local, Elise Salomon. Her documentary about L.A.-area indie record label Wild Records and its close-knit group of artists is a complex story.

It's happy and sad and goofy and exciting and frustrating all at once. The multi-dimensional look at these musicians is so heart-warming, heartbreaking, and humanizing that you feel like you know them even though you just heard about them two hours ago.

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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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